On May 4, 2017, the Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business of Washington, in partnership with the Puget Sound Business Journal, inducted Foster Pepper attorney Judith Runstad into the Hall Of Fame. The Junior Achievement of Washington is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Judith, a former co-managing partner of Foster Pepper, has practiced in the areas of real estate development and land use and environmental law for more than 40 years. She has substantial experience representing clients in the areas of growth management, zoning, shoreline management and regulatory matters. Judith has served on seven gubernatorial commissions and co-chaired Governor Locke’s Washington Competitiveness Council and Governor Gregoire’s Global Competitiveness Council.
From 1998 through 2016, Judith was on the Wells Fargo & Co. Board of Directors. She has also held board leadership roles at Potlatch Corp., Safeco and Puget Power and served on more than a dozen others. From 1995 through 1997, Judith chaired the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and in 1997 was chair of chairs for the entire Federal Reserve system.
Judith is involved in a handful of civic organizations and is on advisory boards for the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies. She also serves on the advisory boards of Stand for Children Washington and Year Up Puget Sound Region. She is an emeritus board member and past chair of the Seattle Alliance for Education.
For 30 years, the Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame has celebrated the innovations of esteemed business leaders in Washington state and the bright future reflected in the students of Junior Achievement. Judith was honored alongside R.E.B. Enterprises President Carl G. Behnke, Montlake Capital Co-Founder Artie Buerk and Lumenal Lighting Chairman Donald P. Nielson.